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Computer Crime by Ben Mezrich

A thriller on genetic engineering. The hero is Jeremy Ross, a medical student who gets wind of a research center run by the military. He infiltrates their laboratory and discovers horrible experiments performed on children. A first novel.

Author: Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date Published: May 1997
1 review about Threshold a novel

Too Many Flaws to Be a Great Book

  • May 16, 2009
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+3
This book is flawed from the get-go. The main character, Jeremy illegally breaks into computers using social engineering techniques to impersonate others(therefore I did not like him from the start). He gets into top secret files are being guarded by unscrupulous powerful government people. You wonder how they can't find out that someone got into their computer files.

His girlfriend's father dies under somewhat mysterious circumstances and his girlfriend becomes an expert in knowing that it was a government plot.

Out of nowhere Jeremy is walking with his girlfriend and some of the government operatives try to kill him. He kills one and the others flee. Then Jeremy goes to visit the project that the bad guys run. How come they can't figure out that Jeremy is the same guy they tried to kill.

Jeremy calls the sheriff from a bugged phone and goes to the police station. He also pokes around in an off-limits computer and sneaks into an off-limits lab. How does this guy stay alive?

The bad guys' hit man is supposed to be a "gold star" government operative adept at disposing of "targets" but he doesn't suspect Jeremy and when he does, he is reluctant to harm Jeremy.

Michael Crichton has never had so many flaws in his writing so I do not know why the reviewers compare this book to Crichton. A much better novel on genetic engineering was "Mount Dragon" which was much more believeable.

I gave the book 3 stars because it does have some tense action and some touching scenes in the hospital with terminally ill children.

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